Bangkok - Thailand's capital. The most modern and urban, cultural and entertainment paradise for shopaholics and dandies. Bangkok is the best city in South-East Asia. Each of tourists come here to find their niche here for leisure or entertainment.

The most famous sights of Bangkok is the Royal Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, which is also located within the bounds of the visit to the Royal Palace. I'm your exploration of the city began with the legendary Khao San Road (Khaosan Road). In most of Bangkok I was not able to visit important tourist attractions, due to time constraints. In Bangkok, my wife and I had three days before the trip to the island of Koh Chang.
We had time to visit one of the largest shopping centers in Asia, Siam Paragon, which is the largest in the South - East Asia Oceanarium «Siam Ocean World», in fact because of this, and was attended this center. We visited in the 84 storey Sky oteliBayioke the tallest building in Bangkok, where the slowly rotating observation deck with stunning views of the city. Just visited the Chatuchak weekend market, probably the most worthwhile to visit Bangkok market.

Prices in Bangkok

Food: lunch at an inexpensive place for one of the $ 1.5-2, dinner for two with alcohol from $ 18-20, one dish at the cafe from 60-70 baht, 20-40 baht sliced pineapple, mango, papaya or watermelon and eat on the go. Local beer is $ 2.

Accommodation: 300 baht a small room with no windows toilet in the corridor, a place in the hostel even cheaper. Normal room in a hotel 2-3 * with the toilet in a room of 800 baht.

Transport: taxi ride from the $ 2 - a tuk tuk is cheaper, public transportation and $ 0.7

Bangkok

We flew to Bangkok from Ho Chi Minh City in about half a second night.

 Bangkok

The hotel where we planned to stay has been chosen in advance and he was in the vicinity of the legendary Khaosan Road. We approached the taxi stand and showed a sheet with the address and hotel name. We announced $ 400 baht. Wanting to save I went to private owners, who stood at some distance, but for the same route they called the sum of 800 baht. After I told them that the taxi at the front can be ordered for 400, they lowered the price to 600 baht. Laugh at them, I went to the taxi and ten minutes later we stand as the night went to Bangkok. We got a taxi driver with a slight stammer, which, after questions about us, began to talk about his family, he has three children and parents in the village, which he helps. In general allusion was clear. On reaching the Khaosan Road, he said that on the very street car stop off and can not be pointed to where our hotel is located about. When they began to him to pay it turned out that he had no change from 500 baht, which I actually was not surprised, because as soon as I heard the story of his heavy share. I had to give back $ 15 (450 baht).

A little about Khao San Road

The legendary Khaosan Road, coolest, democratic and extraordinary Bangkok street. It is this street is shown in the movie "The Beach" with Leonardo DiCaprio.
Its modern history Khao start in 80 years of the 20th century. While Thai authorities have organized the festival on the anniversary in 2525 of the Buddhist era. All the events were held in the area of the Royal Palace. Those wishing to attend this festival was a lot of, respectively, the prices for hotels soared. Several backpackers appealed to the residents of the nearby, with the Royal Palace Khaosan Road, pass them to the empty room. Residents managed to earn extra money and got a backpackers accommodation for not much money. From that moment everything began to turn.
To date, the Kaosane can meet travelers and traveler of all nationalities and colors. Many use Khaosan as a transit point, where there is a low-cost housing (200-300 baht), which would go on to travel to Thailand or even Asia. Some come here, that would hang out, drink alcohol, smoke and have sex. Some that would plunge into all this colorful and exotic atmosphere. Some come here for all together. In the daytime, it is a sort of Khao market with cafes, bars, hairdressers, massage and tattoo parlors. But the main life begins in the evening, when a part of the merchants out, many cafes and bars take out tables on the street, opened nightclubs. I would mention the Khaosan Road, one of Bangkok's attractions, if I do not live on this street, it is worth the visit.
 
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Khao San Road - Bangkok's most legendary street, here come the most democratic and alternative audiences from around the world.
 
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These are the ruins of the fruit and other food are all on Koasane and adjacent streets.
 
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Can fresh fish cooked on coals submit.
 
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Khao San Road - colorful girl.
 
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Face Khaosan Road
 
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Evening Khaosan Road - the main life is just beginning.
 
Коасан Роад
 
Коасан Роад
 
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Hairdressers can work not only in space but also on the street.
 
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African braids on Kaosan in vogue.
 
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In the evening you can eat at Kaosan almost every lane, the tables are along the street.
 
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On Kaosane you podstrigut, fed, massaged, can feed and dress, both in the literal and figurative sense, the important thing is not to click.
 
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You can eat on the go.
 
Khaosan Road
And it is possible and in the restaurant.
 
Goodbye to a taxi driver we went Kaosanu with their suitcases, which were not easy, as my companion on the markets in Ho Chi Minh City are not weak, they have bought. It was about three in the morning, around the burning illumination, heard music, but the people were not very much, seen were the most resistant and the forty percent of them were heavily drunk.
We went to the specified place and turned into the alley, it was there that was supposed to be a hotel. The first one we met in the alley, it was some punk cope small need. It seems a trifle, and the first impression is not very good - a dark alley, pissing punk.
We got to the hotel, the hotel was not the same, but apparently looked normal. We thought what a difference a hotel if there is availability stop for the night, but we'll see. The rooms were 300 baht, after we voiced the price, I saw a happy face of my wife, we chose the hotel rooms were 800 baht. But I've just crept into question, yet this is not Cambodia, where we shot quite normal rooms with all amenities for $ 7. Well, that went to the room and dragged our suitcases to the 3rd floor. Room are in a small room without windows, with a small fan in the corner of the ceiling to pass the air, with a bed and a place polutorka that would put the suitcase and slippers. Rather, it was like a closet with a bed. Of course, under certain circumstances it would be acceptable, but we almost after a day on the road, tired, sweaty, shower and toilet somewhere in the corridor, temperature 26-28 degrees at night, fell asleep on the bed close, even for me it was not easily.
Doing not a great retreat, I said that before the trip wife are very worried, it scared the fact that we go on their own once in three countries Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. But I told her to calm, "I'll show you a new unknown world, which is full of bright colors and impressions." And it worked. And now, when she looked at me, probably thinking, this is your unknown world, which is full of excitement.
Without hesitation, I said I'm going to look for housing better. Out on the street I went to the first that fell among Thais. Showed him the name and address of the chosen hotel, he pointed out to me the direction and said that fifteen minutes to go. I went in the direction indicated on Khaosan Road, and to me more and more came the sounds of mambo. And a minute later, I came to the crowd a man 30-40 boys and girls dancing the mambo in the middle of most of the street. Some of them were so drunk that spruce stand. But it all looked so fun and exciting that I flashed a stray thought, and not a vain and me to dance and hang out here at least half an hour. But I could not do that because of me will survive. Then I was approached and offered the services of Thai tuk-tuk. I showed him the address and the name of the hotel and after a few minutes I was booked for 800 baht, with a large bed and air conditioning unit in the room san. Then I went back to my wife and we were settled in the room. By the way, the street on which the hotel is located passage of transport is allowed, just the taxi driver did not imagine hammer head, drove to Khao San Road, and there will understand the type.

We woke up about an hour of the day, according to the plan we had to visit the Oceanarium «Siam Ocean World», which is located in the largest Asian mall Siam Paragon (Siam Paragon), kind of like killing two birds, cultural clearance and logistics. Actually we were planning to visit Bangkok, Oceanarium «Siam Ocean World», Chatuchak Weekend Market, the hotel Bayok Sky (Bayioke Sky) for that would look at Bangkok with its highest point. And if you have enough time to go to Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of Shem, which is 76 km. from the city and visit the royal palace. These things we have left for later because it had seen the historical monuments and temples in Cambodia.

Looking ahead to say in Ayutthaya and the Royal Palace and have not visited for 3 days to cover all the very hard, but I wanted more and hang out on Kaosane for which took all night.
After breakfast, we decided before heading to Siam - Paragon, look at Khaosan Road in the daylight. Day course is much more decent. To a large extent he Khaosan, but also the surrounding streets are occupied by traders, cafes, massage parlors, travel agencies, etc. Like this anthill. But the farther from the Khao San Road, the quieter. By the way if you want to visit or hang out on Kaosane not necessarily settle in the same street, you can do it on the next. And quieter alternative audience is smaller and at the same time to the legendary street a stone's throw.
Walking through Kaosanu wife found a hair salon which has decided to make a African braids, called price 2,000 Baht, a bargain in 1000, taking into account the fact that more and build. We agreed for the evening.
After inspecting the Khao San Road, we came to a string of standing tuk-tuks to learn that we need to Siam Paragon, has been named the price of 600 baht, it was clearly overestimated. Generally in Thailand, almost always the first price is too high and can be overstated at times, especially if you are a tourist. Exceptions are shops with a fixed price. So, bargaining is highly recommended. But this time, our bargaining with a tuk-tuk drivers was not successful, the last of their price was 400 baht. We have moved away from them for 100 meters braked a passing tuk - tuk and we agreed to 150 baht.

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Tuk tuk in Bangkok

The road to the shopping center itself is not very long, but had to go for a long time due to traffic jams. Very often stayed during these stops suitable vendors offering drinks, sweets, food, and various souvenirs. Driver fat fatness same time not wasted for him, at the first stop, we began offering erotic shows to visit. In an advertisement he had a prospect with pictures of these views. The level of openness show different from the theater to the porn show. He also offered to visit the shops of various kinds, while he drove the free and brings. Generally on the road, we did not have to be bored.

Siam Paragon «Siam Ocean World»

Siam - Paragon is the largest shopping centers in Asia, in addition to the aquarium Siam Ocean World, includes a complex of shops and restaurants, as well as a cinema - mutipleks, Thai art gallery, exhibition hall and an opera concert hall. Scale and what time of the center's examination should be about clear.
The choice of goods is certainly very great, but in terms of prices, all the products can be bought in Russia for the same money, with the exception of the Thai production of goods. On this shopping we left to Chatuchak market.
After strolling through the middle decided to have a snack and went into a cafe ice cream, it is very beautiful and tasty ice creams were signs of this cafe. Ice cream was really super-duper.

After the cafe, we decided to finally go to Siam Ocean World
Input prices are different, if you just check the price of one, if something else, something more respectively. We took the most expensive ticket, so the price difference was not significant. The price of the ticket includes, in addition to inspection, Pepsi with popcorn, fish massage, and boating in the aquarium.It costs about 1000 baht. Certainly Siam Ocean World, a place worth visiting, the complex set of tanks of different sizes and with all sorts of marine life from sharks to stingrays and jellyfish and crabs. There are aquariums height and width of several meters, with very beautiful corals and fish, and sit down in front of him as if pogruzhaeshsya in the underwater kingdom, and playing with the music evokes a sense of mystery.

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Siam Ocean World

It is very interesting to visit the underwater glass tunnel. You go and at arm's length above you swim hefty fishes, rays wiggling their gills, sharks with open mouths.

Siam Ocean World

Siam Ocean World

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And if you want more thrills have the opportunity to go down in one of the aquariums in the suit. The price of this pleasure about 2000-2500 baht.

Siam Ocean World

In addition to the underwater inhabitants have aquarium with penguins, beavers, etc. And before you start viewing aquarium, first passed by prehistoric park with roaring dinosaurs and stirring. Of course in the adult they are unlikely to produce a strong impression, but still fun.

Siam Ocean World

At the expense of the Chinese jokes generally well done, come up with a variety of attractions with easy humor and black humor, such as the Museum of paradise and hell in Pattaya. That there has not been even a little, but still enjoyable without jokes.

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In general, with the help of photographs very difficult to transmit all colors and all the beauty of Siam Ocean World, especially when take pictures without a tripod. But it turned out how it happened. After Siam Paragon, catching a taxi went to the hotel. A little snack and a relaxing evening decided to give the get-together on Kaosane. We went to sleep at the beginning of the second night.

Hotel Bayioke Sky

We woke up about eleven days. After breakfast, we went to one of the travel agencies, which on Kaosane enough, they offer a wide selection of different excursions, up to travel to Cambodia and even in India. Well we went to the agency that would buy a ticket to Pattaya on the day after tomorrow. It was decided that three days in Bangkok is enough for us, and then to the islands of Pattaya, as the completion of the journey.
Of course three days in Bangkok it is not much, but after our busy trip, more than two weeks on the road Pattaya - Cambodia - Vietnam - Bangkok, decided last five days, increasingly devote beach holiday.

Bought a ticket to the vehicle, the price of the route Bangkok - Pattaya about 250 baht per person.
To date, according to plan access to the hotel Bayok Sky. Located in central Bangkok, close to it there is a small wholesale market of Pratunam, with completely normal prices. Thus, it is possible to combine pleasant and useful.
Hotel Bayok Sky (Bayioke Sky) is the tallest building in Bangkok - 88 floors (309 meters). 77 floor is slowly rotating observation deck, which offers a beautiful view of the city. The hotel has several restaurants of which one is working on a buffet system. Price per person, if memory serves 1,500 baht. The choice of food is very good, especially a great variety of sea products. Plus this restaurant has tables that stand on the balconies, with breathtaking views of Bangkok. We dine at this restaurant did not, because it is very dense ate at the hotel. And the first went to the observation deck, enjoy the view of the city and took some photos with almost bird's-eye view. After that, we went down to the cafe with glass walls sat down at one of the tables, ordered a rum and coke and enjoyed the conversation view Bangkok, waiting for nightfall, which would enjoy the night views of the city.
Of course the night in Bangkok makes a strong impression. In the darkness, thousands of lights lit its light painting a variety of shapes and patterns.

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Bangkok

Bangkok

Bangkok

Bangkok

  Chatuchak Weekend Market

Last day in Bangkok decided to give shopping as it is an important part of traveling to Bangkok for my wife. For these purposes, we decided to visit the Chatuchak Weekend Market.

Chatuchak Market Map
Chatuchak Market Map

The market is one of the largest in the world, on its territory there are more than 15 thousand stalls and shops. Hours Chatuchak Saturday Sunday from 9-18 hours. But it is better to come not earlier than 10 hours, as many begin to open until that time. According to information gathered by me it is the best value for money place and choice of products, but if you are, of course, do not want to buy, such as designer clothes. But, something exclusive and exotic gizmos, which you will not find in shopping malls, where you can buy.
There are a wide variety of products ranging from souvenirs and animals and ending with the modern clothes and skulls with horns. The market itself is a pretty decent size and for its full examination, perhaps we could spend the whole day. But for avid shoppers, like my wife, who can wander long hours in such places. So this time after the purchase of the main targets of things, she still went and looked out for anything right and beautiful and not expensive. And not for the first time, I wonder endurance and stamina of women in such places. Even I had to swear that they would stop grueling adventures. A plan is not expensive at Chatuchak really can not buy bad things. For example, I bought a pair of jeans for 250 baht and denim shorts 120, which carry the past two years and I think even pronoshu not enough. And of course, here, as elsewhere in Asia, the main rule is overdue shopping - bargain.

Chatuchak market

Chatuchak market

Conclusions: Bangkok classy city where both were combined history, culture and modernity. At the same time it is a good place for shopping and entertainment, including sex tourism. On careful inspection of Bangkok and its environs, including its historical and modern attractions, it will take at least 4-5 days.

 
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